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Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Arrival and Departure Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1924-1948
Microfilm Publication M2021. Passenger Lists of Citizens (June 1924-Aug 1948) and Aliens (March 1946 - Nov 1948) Arriving at Pensacola, Florida and Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing Pensacola, Florida (August 1926 - March 1948). 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4334711
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger lists of citizens and aliens arriving and departing at Pensacola, Florida. The records usually include full name, age, gender, marital status, occupation, citizenship, race, last permanent residence, birthplace, and final destination. These records correspond with NARA series M2021 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include any of the following

Passenger on airplane

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation
  • Height, hair color and eye color
  • Nationality or citizenship in what country
  • Last residence
  • Occupation
  • Purpose in coming
  • Had been in United Sates previously
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country

Passenger List

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation
  • Height, hair color and eye color
  • Nationality or citizenship in what country
  • Last residence
  • Name and address of relative or friend at former address
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor on a passenger list, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Use passenger lists to:

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the name
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies
  • Search the indexes of other port cities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Florida.

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